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Fairy-Tale Illustration with Pen and Ink

A course by Sveta Dorosheva , Illustrator

Illustrator. Rehovot, Israel.
Joined July 2021

Explore creative inking techniques to bring to life magical illustrations for fairy tales that capture the culture, time, and magic of the story

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  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore creative inking techniques to bring to life magical illustrations for fairy tales that capture the culture, time, and magic of the story

A course by Sveta Dorosheva

Illustrating a fairy tale with detailed ink techniques allows you to create a layer of mystery to your compositions. Through her artwork, Sveta Dorosheva conveys a magical atmosphere in her black-and-white drawings, which have been featured in books for publishers like HarperCollins, Penguin Books, and Macmillan.

In this online course, learn how to create enchanting illustrations using just pen and ink. Explore drawing exercises that allow you to recreate the stories that captivated you when you were younger. By the end of the course, you will be able to draw a rich and atmospheric image filled with wonder.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 11 downloads

Materials
3 minutes, 36 seconds
Final Sketch and Tonal Scheme
20 minutes, 0 seconds
Working with Ink
7 minutes, 36 seconds
How to Fix a Mistake
3 minutes, 5 seconds
Inking the Illustration
12 minutes, 13 seconds
Finalizing the Lines
2 minutes, 12 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (225)
  • 8268 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 39m)
  • 11 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Illustrate a detailed fairy-tale scene using ink techniques.

Sveta illustrates a scene from The Frog Princess, but you're free to choose whatever fairy tale you like.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning to draw with ink by creating an atmospheric composition inspired by old fairy tales.

Requirements and materials

Previous drawing experience would be beneficial.

To take this course, you need

    ⦁ a pencil, eraser, rulers, paper, and tissue

    ⦁black ink, opaque white paint, and water

    ⦁brushes, drawing nib and dip pen nib holder

    ⦁Optional: Photoshop

Sveta explains the materials in detail in the second unit.


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Sveta Dorosheva

A course by Sveta Dorosheva

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Illustrator

Sveta Dorosheva is a Ukrainian illustrator, currently living in Israel. She works in book illustration and narrative art for magazines and brands, which are deeply influenced by myth and fairy tales. She is a self-trained artist, and started her professional career by writing and illustrating her own book, “The Land of Stone Flowers”. Originally published in 2014, it was nominated for the National Bestseller award in 2016, and has also been translated into more than five languages.

Her work is hand-drawn on paper, merging a lot of mythical and traditional motifs from various cultures with contemporary ideas. She’s worked with numerous publishing houses to create art for books, including HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Macmillan, Disney-Hyperion, Usborne, and Chronicle Books. Sveta has also created artwork for movies, including The True Adventures of Wolfboy, commercial art for advertising agencies like JWT New York or D8 studio in Glasgow, and editorial pieces for magazines like The New Yorker and The LA Times.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The First Steps

    • Materials
    • The Magical World of Fairy Tales
    • Scene Selection and Draft Composition
    • The Importance of Research
    • Final Sketch and Tonal Scheme
  • U3

    Learning to Ink

    • Working with Ink
    • Ink Exercise: The Geometry of Flowers
    • Ink Exercise: Hair
    • Ink Exercise: Magical Creatures
    • How to Fix a Mistake
  • U4

    Sketching and Inking

    • Working on a Clean Copy
    • Inking the Illustration
    • Finalizing the Lines
  • U5

    Digitizing the Illustration

    • Digitizing and Refining Your Work
    • The Rhythm of Illustrations in a Book
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fairy-Tale Illustration with Pen and Ink

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Fairy-Tale Illustration with Pen and Ink. Illustration course by Sveta Dorosheva Best seller

Fairy-Tale Illustration with Pen and Ink

A course by Sveta Dorosheva
Illustrator. Rehovot, Israel.
Joined July 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (225)
  • 8268 students